In a serious case of déjà vu, it took 11 innings for the Key West Ramblers to finally subdue the Dyersville Whitehawks in the title game of the Dyersville Baseball Tournament, Aug. 1. The 9-6 win was reminiscent of last year’s title bout where the Whitehawks prevailed in 10 innings, 6-3.

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The Dyersville Whitehawks and Epworth Orioles faced off in the Championship Game of the 74th annual Cascade Semi-Pro Baseball Tournament, July 24, with Epworth coming out on top, 14-6.

When the Cedar Falls baseball team met Western Dubuque in a Class 4A Substate 3 semifinal matchup, at Farley Park, July 20, the Tigers had not played a game since splitting a doubleheader with the same Western Dubuque squad, June 25, at Cedar Falls.

Responding to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released plans on July 24 for the 2020 high school football season.

Western Dubuque softball’s season came to an end July 21 at the hands of the North Scott Lancers. North Scott’s bats were hot early and often and the Bobcats were never able to recover as they lost their regional championship, 10-0.

Western Dubuque cleared the first hurdle in its march toward a third consecutive appearance in the Class 4A State Baseball Tournament with a six-inning, 10-0, win over Waterloo West, at Farley Park, July 17.

“If you didn’t have a heart condition before tonight, you probably developed one.” Those were the words of Beckman coach Ryan Meissner after his team held on for a 9-8 win over Maquoketa Valley in regional softball game, July 15, at Beckman.

A Beckman fan summed it up after the game, “They sure had our number this year, in football, basketball and now baseball.”

Western Dubuque softball’s season is still alive after the Bobcats defeated Central DeWitt, 3-2, July 19, at Farley Park in their Region 8 semifinal.

When a team faces the fourth-ranked team in their class on their home field, not too many expect to win, but don’t tell that to the Beckman softball team.

After what has been an odd year for the Western Dubuque softball team, the Bobcats reached the end of their regular season schedule last week. Three games were on their agenda — two at Linn-Mar and one against West Delaware.

You would be hard pressed to find a pair of high school baseball teams happier to be playing than the Western Dubuque Bobcats and the Wahlert Catholic Golden Eagles.

July 19 found the Dyersville Golf & Country Club golfers at Solon for their final qualifying test of the season. The Springbrook members took this one, 715-747.

When the Beckman baseball team exploded for eight runs in the first inning, the Bellevue Comets knew the writing was on the wall. The Blazers eventually won, 14-4, in five innings of the Class 2A quarterfinal game, July 14. The win propels them to a July 18 showdown with Monticello, a 6-3 wi…

A seven-run bottom of the sixth inning rally handed Beckman a 12-10 win in the first game of their double bill with Marion, July 6, at Jenk Field. The nightcap went to the Indians, 12-0, only the sixth time they have won in the last 22 games between the two schools.

Western Dubuque softball returned to action after a week-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bobcats were able to resume play June 8 at Waterloo East for a doubleheader.

The Maquoketa Valley baseball team season came to an end July 11 when the Wildcats suffered a rough 10-0 loss to South Winneshiek in their opening-round playoff game played in Calmar.

Feeling that your team is never out of a game is always a good thing, but having that feeling because five of your team’s seven victories were come-from-behind wins means your gang truly has the never quit attitude.

Jack Kreeb, playing in the Men’s City Tournament July 12 at the Dyersville Golf & Country Club, hit his first-ever hole-in-one.

Michael Schaul drove in two runs and pitched a three-hitter as he led the Maquoketa Valley boys baseball team to their first win of the season when the Wildcats defeated East Buchanan 4-2 in game two of their Tri-Rivers Conference doubleheader played in Winthrop July 6.

Riley LeGrand won his first-ever title as Men’s City Tourney Champion, Sunday, at the Dyersville Golf & Country Club with a one-over 71. The round paired with his one-over 69 shot Saturday at Rolling Knolls for a 140 total.

Edgewood-Colesburg’s baseball team evened its season mark at 5-5 with a doubleheader sweep of Maquoketa Valley, at Delhi, July 2, winning an 8-6 slugfest in the opener before cruising to a 9-3 win in the nightcap. The Wildcats — still in search of their first victory of the year — fell to 0-9.

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One was easy, one was not, in a double bill sweep for the Maquoketa Valley Wildcats over the Edgewood-Colesburg Vikings in softball action, July 2, at Delhi.

Casey Perrenoud tossed a complete-game three-hitter — striking out eight — and Sawyer Nauman’s leadoff homer sparked a three-run Western Dubuque rally in the sixth inning, as the Bobcats defeated defending Class 3A State Champion Cedar Rapids Xavier, 3-2, in game one of a Mississippi Valley …

Western Dubuque’s softball season was off to a good start as the Bobcats were sitting with a 7-3 record over halfway through the season. Then, COVID-19 showed its ugly head and postponed the season as the fear of spreading the virus among the team has risen.

It was an epic 11-inning, 24-hit, eight-pitcher-battle between Beckman and Don Bosco, culminating in a 10-9 11th-inning decision for the Dons in the late hours of June 29.

A double bill with the ranked and 15-6 Solon Spartans resulted in a short night for the Beckman softball team. The Blazers fell 15-5 in the first game and 12-2 in the second there, July 1. The wins avenged a double loss for the Spartans last year.

Sometimes wins on the field don’t always result in ones that you get to put into the win column when the night is done.

Coming from behind is beginning to be the calling card of the Maquoketa Valley softball as the Wildcats pulled that card again, scoring eight times in the top of the third inning to take the lead while coasting to a 17-6 win over Easton Valley in Preston, June 29.

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According to the Western Dubuque Twitter account, the Bobcats' baseball season has been suspended. The season's stoppage started during tonight's road doubleheader.

Even the rain showers couldn’t dim the Beckman bats, June 26, at Jenk Field. The Blazers blasted a whole bunch of hits, 16, over the double bill with West Delaware and won game one, 10-7 and game two in five, 13-3.

A 12-0 shortened win over Bellevue, June 23, began the Beckman Blazers’ week on their home softball field. But a quick trip to Independence the next night doused any hope of a win streak beginning, when the Mustangs dumped them 16-9 and 8-7.

Western Dubuque stands 4-4 on the season after splitting a pair of Mississippi Valley Conference baseball doubleheaders last week.

June has come to an end and Western Dubuque’s softball team sits with the fourth-best record in the Mississippi Valley Conference. These young Bobcats have gotten off to a hot start thanks to some stellar pitching early in the season. Two doubleheaders were on their schedule last week and th…

The Dyersville Whitehawks used a balanced attack and got seven quality innings out of a pair of high school pitchers to defeat Zwingle, 6-3, on Saturday night in the Worthington Semi-Pro Tournament final.

Erin Knipper provided two timely hits when the Maquoketa Valley softball team needed them the most. Her two hits resulted in her driving in two runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 2-1 lead and she plated an insurance run in the top of the seventh to help the Wildcats earn a 3-1 com…

The young Maquoketa Valley baseball team continues to be in search of its first win of the season after falling 6-0 to Calamus-Wheatland (4-2) in Wheatland June 23, and then being beaten 13-3 by Bellevue Marquette (3-4) in Delhi, June 25.

From the first inning, the Maquoketa Valley softball team looked to be on a mission. The Wildcats put two players on base before the first out, took a one-run lead on the Blazers before racing to a 10-3 non-conference win, June 19, at the Beckman softball complex.

Western Dubuque’s softball team entered the 2020 season after finishing 15-15 in 2019. The Bobcats hosted Iowa City Liberty for a doubleheader June 16 to open the new year. Both of the games were tight, contested matchups, but Western Dubuque was able to get the sweep thanks to some great pitching.

A 7-2 win in the nightcap somewhat mitigated the opening game loss to Mount Vernon for Beckman in baseball action, June 15.

Three wins, three losses: — that’s the record for the Beckman softball team as it entered the final night of their first week of ball. June 19 pitted them Blazers against Maquoketa Valley (see story page 9A).

There was always the possibility Calvin Harris wouldn’t be available for some, or possibly all, of the 2020 baseball season at Western Dubuque, but when the Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year experienced arm tenderness and left the contest for precautionary reasons in the second inning of the …

Maquoketa Valley’s baseball team dropped two sets of doubleheaders to start the 2020 season but showed evidence that they are a bunch of fighters. In the season opener, the Wildcats lost both games to Springville, 6-5 and 17-8, June, 16 in Springville, and in their home opener, they were bea…

The Maquoketa Valley softball team scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning of game two of their season-opening doubleheader to earn a split with Springville (1-1).

Even with a shortened season and late beginning, the Dyersville Whitehawks have managed to get a couple of exciting wins in the early weeks.